Ponni comics during 80s:
This comics is dated on 1981. It featured by a hero called Mayavi who have the power of invisible using his wrist watch. See some inner pages and next issue adds.
See one more comics released on the same period
Ponni comics was released from Madurai town by Kalai ponni publishers. Their main business was production and markting of tamil cine song books. They also publised some Mayajal Novels under the name of Kalai ponni.(Author - Yuvaraj) Taking about history of Ponni comics, i have no idea when they started and what is the first issue. The above two are the oldest book in my collection. Could anybody tell the history of Ponni comics.
Ponni comics - During early 90's.
I have some books which were released during early 90s. Story and art work done by Tamil comics artist Srikanth. I personaly like Srikanth's Eye catching cover pages and good tamil slang.Mayavi didn't appear in this books. They have published stories under the diffeerent names also. Like "Malar comics", "Malar ponni comics"
Have a look at last page of one issue.
Coming soon add.... . Watch the logo of Malar comics. It looks similar to our Muthu comics logo.
Here are some of the Back cover scans of Malar comics. Note that mostly all the titles are similer to old Muthu/Lion comics's titles.
Irrumukai Mayavi in Ponni comics :
Ponni comics have released some issues during 98~99 which was stared by our evergreen hero Irrumbukai mayavi's (created by Srikanth). Its a 100% copy of Mayavi character. Watch the cover pages of these duplicate Mayavi stories.
I think these series of stories were the last few books in Ponni comics history. Srikanth continued his writing in Thinapoomi - Siruvar moobi. He wrote duplicate Mayavi stories in that too.
Let me stop the posting here. Looking for your valuable comments.
Note : I have very less collection on ponni & malar comics. So, i not able to give complete history of ponni comics. Those who knows more about ponni comics can share here.
தொடர்ந்து எழுதுவீர்கள் என்று எதிர்பார்க்கிறேன்.
உங்களின் "தமிழ் காமிக்ஸ் உலகம்" இல் இந்த பதிவை பிரசுரிக்க முடியுமா? நிறைய வாசகர்கள் படிக்க முடியுமே......
Keep it up Siv.
Most our comics readers collect good quality comics books only. Some people ignored even the average grade Lion, Muthu Comics also. (now they realize their mistake!)So It is very difficult to find complete collection of Ponni Family Comics. I have few samples not all the comics.
Apart from quality we should appreciate Ponni group for publishing Tamil Comics. It will be the entry ticket to comics world for new comers, especially school going children.
Try to explore comics published from unknown publishers.
Never knew that there is a blog existing for Ponni Comics and unknown brands of Tamil Comics. Thanks to Viswa for alerting me on the same. I remember reading quite a lot of Ponni Comics during my childhood, and still maintain a few out of them in the collection. Obviously, they cashed in on the popularity generated by Muthu Comics copyrighted Steel Claw character. Even LionComics/MuthuComics Editor Vijayan has mentioned about the legal route he took to stop this publication under copyright infringement act.
Neverthless, for the seer reason of local artwork they should be appreciated, eventhough I hated the half-cooked plot/story and below par artwork. They are only good to be hold for the reason that they were one of the few comics published in Tamil ever.
அருமை ,அந்த மாயாவி ஹெலி காப்டரில் தொங்கி கொண்டு வருவது நினைவில் உள்ளது,கதை சுறா மீன்களுடன் மாயாவிதானே!............
I am Narayan Radhakrishnan from Trivandrum. In the late Seventies an early Eighties there was a tie-up between Kalai Ponni and Achuthan book house Kerala which resulted in a number of books being published in Malayalam...including CID Moosa, CID Mahesh and CID Michael under the titles Neo comics. They were all written by Kannadi Viswanathan. I am sorry- but i dont know to read Tamil. Can you please tell me the titles of the various comics featured in this page. is the first comic MANJUKATTA RAHASYAM??. Can you elaborate more on the books that were published in Malayalam with a tie-up with Kalai Ponni
looking forward to your reply
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